Fall 2023 course options
Courses are first come, first served—there are no waiting lists for courses that are full! We strongly advise you to register in your General Education course as soon as possible. This list of courses does not update when courses are full. When completing your registration you may need to try several courses before you find one that still has room for you to register.
Scheduled / Have Scheduled Hours / Synchronous
3hrs per week (2hrs in-person + 1hr online) | 3 credits each
Weekday Time: Wednesday 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, Ontario
Please note: Course options are subject to change without notice due to changes in planning. Please double-check course lists prior to completing your registration to ensure specific courses are still offered.
FILM-1004-60 Film Genres - Epic
This course is designed to develop a critical approach to the medium of film and epic films, to examine individual creative expression in the films of important directors within the genre, to develop the ability to identify technical aspects of film, and to discern mediocre and excellent use of filmmaking technique. Students will be required to watch one weekly film outside of class hours. Evaluation will be based on in-class quizzes as well as two essays and a final test. Some of the films which we will study include Collateral, Gladiator, Dances with Wolves, and Marvel's The Avengers.
INDS-1049-60 Experimental Music
This course introduces students to the key composers and artists in experimental music from the early 20th century to the present and provides an overview of the central movements in experimental music. Students analyze and evaluate a broad variety of musical compositions and written sources.
INDS-1101-60 Living Sustainably
This course discusses some of the most important environmental challenges people presently face living in Canada and in the world at large. This course examines the interrelations of nature, technology, and culture by analysing what it means to use oil from Canada's tar sands, to have a daily cup of Tim Horton's coffee, to eat processed foods, to contribute to global warming, to live on a plastic planet, and to be(come) environmentally active at home, at work and beyond. In covering these topics, the course provides the opportunity to explore and answer the question of what it means to live sustainably.
INDS-1129-60 90s Pop Culture
The 1990s are sometimes understand as a period of time between major events. Occurring between the end of the decades-long Cold War and prior to the 9/11, retrospective analyses of the 90s often describe it as a decade of relative peace and prosperity; the rise of the Internet ushered in a new era of technological advances while the dot-com bubble enriched many. However, by contextualizing the supposed irreverence of the 90s against Kuwait and the first Gulf War, civil right activism and neoliberal economics in the West, the freeing of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid South Africa, and the Bosnia and Rwandan genocides—among others— this course invites students to reconsider this era as a period of formative change with significant reverberations across the 2000s. In this course, students will analyze a range of 90s cultural media including including music videos, TV show episodes, movies and documentaries, songs, magazine articles, and advertisements as they seek to understand why the 1990s were a decade of profound change and how those changes continue to impact popular culture in the 2020s.
PSYC-1047-60 Human Sexuality
This course will introduce students to human sexuality with a focus on practical information for everyday living. The course will include a broad knowledge base about sexuality by exploring the biological, social, psychological and historical aspects. The course will encourage an understanding of the various influences on the development of ones sexual knowledge, attitudes, relationships and behaviours.
ONLINE DIPLOMA GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES
All students can choose an online General Education elective course. International students should verify they have the appropriate number of in- person hours before registering for an online course. Online course descriptions can be found here:
We are excited to offer a blended Super Class this semester:
Mondays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PSYC-1079-60 Forensic Psychology
How have TV dramas, movies, and documentaries such as CSI and "Making a Murderer" influenced the jury and our understanding of criminals? What characteristics make up a psychopath? Why is there an overwhelming number of lone wolf terrorists in North America, and how is this affecting our safety? In this course, we will examine the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty, as well as the biological and environmental contributions. We will examine sexual sadists, serial killers, and mass murder cases such as Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, James Holmes, Ed Gein, Charles Manson, and Mark Lepine. Topics discussed in this course include multiple murder in popular culture, psychopathy, criminal responsibility, sexual sadism, terrorism, eyewitness memory, and psychological profiling. Finally, we will debate sentencing and punishment from across the world.